Prof. Gerd  Grözinger visited the IES in October of 2008. Prof.  Grözinger is currently the Senior Researcher and Scientific Director Research on Social and Educational Policies, Governance, Regional Economics at the Universität Flensburg, Collegium Mare Balticum i. Gr.

He is also the German Co-ordinator of the newly established European Studies program at the universities of Flensburg and Sonderburg.

Prof. Grözinger obtained his Ph.D. in Economics in 1989 (Summa Cum Laude with the thesis on the implementation of an input-output-system for the Federal Republic of Germany) at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt. Prior to his Ph.D. he completed his   M.A. in Sociology (Magna Cum Laude with the thesis on the sociological debate of suicide).